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cats protection

A charity has launched an appeal in Mere & Gillingham to find kind-hearted people who can play a vital role in helping cats. Cat-lovers with some spare time are invited to volunteerfor Cats …
Dorset Police

Police officers have prevented an elderly Dorset woman from losing £35,000 to scammers and are issuing advice to avoid others from being targeted. Staff from Dorset Police’s Fraud Triage Team received information that …
Bourton village hall

The group who organised a referendum in Bourton on the future location of its new village hall have said that the resignation of seven of the none parish councillors as a result was …
tim page Brexit north dorset

With a general election apparently imminent, the Brexit Party has announced its prospective parliamentary candidate for North Dorset. Tim Page, currently a farmer in Wiltshire following a long career as an international corporate …
save haven, malthouse, gillingham

The Malthouse care home in Gillingham has been named as a dementia ‘safe haven’ where the police or members of the public can take someone who is found in a confused state in …
police

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was robbed as she walked through Sherborne town centre. At 7.15am on Monday 2 September 2019 the victim – a local …
Norddis Gillingham

An organisation dedicated to informing and helping disabled people, their carers and the elderly in Gillingham and the surrounding area is celebrating its 25th year. The North Dorset Disability Information Service (NorDDIS), whose …
Peter Tscherniawsky, police drop in centre, Mere, Angel tea rooms

Police volunteer John Hancock has been nominated for for the 2019 Regional Police Support Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of the ongoing support he gives to the community of Mere. John …
poppies, poppy appeal, Gillingham

Councillors in Gillingham have voted not to put up large plastic poppies on lamp posts around the town in order to respect the fact that it has already declared a state of emergency …